Pace Control - running pacer

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About this app

• Would you like to improve the quality of your training and run exactly as fast as you should?
• During a race do you think you run quite slow while in fact you start too fast and you are too tired later to finish in planned time?
• Would you like to run using the negative split strategy, but you find it too difficult to calculate and check split times?
• Have you ever dreamt of the possibility to run together with an experienced pace maker?
• Have you ever wanted to race agaist a friend who lives far away and it is difficult to meet him to run together?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you will probably be a happy Pace Control app user!

If you face the issue that Pace Control does not track your whole run and/or does not save it, make sure you disable any battery optimizations for Pace Control in Android settings. You can find detailed information on the following site helpful:

• Reliable pace information - pace calculation algorithm optimized to handle the gps signal in a way which results in stable and reliable readings.
• Voice feedback - no need to look at your phone to get pace information, you will hear the messages read to you regularly and frequently (even every 200m or 1/8 mile) in your headphones.
• REMOTE RACE - run a race against your friend, who can be far far away from you, with real-time feedback. Read more at:
• Finish time prediction - calculation of estimated finish time based on distance already achieved and current pace.
• Shadow runner - tracking race progress vs a virtual runner running in a predefined time and using a predefined strategy.
• Negative split - improve your results by running using the negative split strategy (start slower and gradually speed up).
• Save to GPX - tracks you run with the app can be saved to gpx files, so they can be imported to external tools or sites for analysis.
• Map - you can see the track you run on the map.
• Totally free! - all of this is available for free. No hidden costs, no paid subscriptions.

Pace Control is translated (including voice feedback) to: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish. If you want to help us translate the app to any other language, please, contact us as

Please, do not use Google Play as a support tool. We will be happy if you leave a comment about our app there to let others know what you think about the app, but we cannot use Google Play as a place where support requests are collected and processed. For details about getting the support, visit

Updated on
Feb 21, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Device or other IDs
No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

887 reviews
April 10, 2021
This is a VERY bare bones app that does everything I want it to: map run, save stats after the run, give me periodic pace & distance stats during the run. It took awhile to find something to replace the formerly great apps like Runkeeper and Runtastic that are now just nagware, requiring additional info (like a facebook connection) or money to use, but after trying out a handful of "free" apps, this is the best one. If you want a social network built into your running app, or a million bells and whistles, this isn't for you.
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A Google user
September 18, 2019
I had been considering developing an app that would give audio feedback about pace during my runs. I decided to see whether such an app already existed and discovered pace control. It is exactly what I was looking for. I recommend going into settings to select how are you want these control to function. My only complaint is that in the extended piece report it says "current pace", and then reports the pace for the cumulative miles. I wish it would say "cumulative" instead of "current".
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September 18, 2019
Hello. Extended pace information (after full mile or kilometer) contains: current distance and time (counting from the start of the workout), pace of the last mile/km (the one which has just ended) and the current pace (exactly the same value as in standard not extended pace reports). Contact us at to discuss more about it.
A Google user
February 12, 2020
I LOVE THIS APP! I tell it the distance I want to go and the time I want to do it in, and it tells me through my earbuds every 1/8th mile how much ahead or behind schedule I am. I can still play music using my music app, and this app mutes the music while it's speaking. My Apple-using running buddies are bummed out that it's not available for them. Can't recommend highly enough! Thank you!
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What's new

version 1.13.2:
• To prevent issues experienced on some devices, the app warns if it detects that battery saving options are active and suggests disabling them.

version 1.13.1:
• Fixed issue with missing tab titles on workout details screen.

version 1.13:
• Added voice messages in Chinese.
• New form to obtain user's consent related use of personal information to display ads.
• Updated to target Android 14.